2014 NFL Draft - Safety Prospects You Should Know

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In this series of articles, I will be picking one position group each week from which I will be choosing four players to evaluate.  There will be two that you’ve probably heard of, and one that you probably haven’t. I am not linking any of these players to the Chiefs. This is merely to introduce you all to the upcoming prospects. Please enjoy and I look forward to reading your comments

Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ha

Haha Clinton-Dix – 6’1 209lbs – Alabama

Clinton-Dix is Alabama’s top prospect this year, although some have offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio and middle linebacker C.J. Mosley going ahead of him, I believe that Clinton-Dix is better at his position than the latter two and by far the best safety available in the draft this year. In 2012, Clinton-Dix replaced notable safety Marc Barron and totaled 37 tackles, five interceptions, four passes defended, and a forced fumble. Clinton-Dix is the type of safety GM’s are looking for with the size and speed to cover the ever so popular pass catching tight end. He’s quick and can wrap up any player from the small and fast to the big and lumbering. He may have damaged his draft stock a bit this year with a two game suspension following Clinton-Dix receiving a loan from an Alabama assistant, but it wasn’t a big enough knock to take him out of the first round. Look for a team with multiple picks in the first round to pick up Clinton-Dix.

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